Dr. Jason Bishop has a joint appointment
in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, Davis College of Agriculture's
Natural Resources and Design, and Health Disparities Task Force at West Virginia University. Before graduate studies, he taught physical education and coached soccer and
basketball at Little Keswick School, a school for children with emotional regulation
favorite activities include weightlifting, golfing, and spending time with his family.
Certified Adapted Physical Educator (CAPE,
Committees and Memberships
Member of the Assistive Technology Committee for the Interagency Committee on Disability Research. (2015-Present)
Executive Board Member - Treasurer, International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (2015-Present)
Liaison to West Virginia, American Association on Health and Disability (2014-Present)
B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas
M.A. in Adapted Physical Education
from the University of Virginia - Charlottesville (2009)
Ph.D. in Education - Adapted Physical Activity from the University of Virginia - Charlottesville (2013)
State Representative, U.S. Department of Education – Office of Special Education Programs. State of Michigan Adapted Physical Educational Specialists “Contact the Expert”
Former Physical Education and Coaching Division Coordinator, Northern Michigan University
Bishop is a peer reviewer for eight professional journals.
Dr. Bishop has received
an SHAPE America’s Research Consortium Early Career Investigator Grant to investigate
the Development and Validation of the Test of Children’s Perceived Motor Skills. This project involved investigating children’s perceived
physical competence toward completing fundamental motor skills.
Future research objectives include applying the ecological
model to decrease obesity and health disparities of individuals with disabilities
in the Appalachian Region via physical activity interventions.